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August 4, 2006

CR Week In Review


The top comics-related news stories from July 29 to August 4, 2006:

1. Israel's ambassador to Norway Miryam Shomrat files an official complaint over a cartoon using Holocaust imagery to portray recent actions by the Israeli government.

2. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sues Mehmet Cagcag and the magazine Leman for a cartoon portraying him as a tick. It's familiar ground for Erdogan's lawyers.

3. DC institutes an order adjustments policy.

Winner of the Week
Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc., for reversing its decision on whether or not to work with PictureBox, Inc.

Loser of the Week
Ilham Aliev, president of Azerbaijan, for shutting down Internet access to a satirical web site that dared to make fun of him.

Quote of the Week
"I might not accept your submission. In fact, I probably won't; I'm very picky." -- New Modern Tales Editor Shaenon Garrity, in the midst of this week's trend for cartoon recruitment.

Jughead has the right idea
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